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Lot Grading Inspector

Openings: 1 

Type of Posting: Internal & External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: May 19, 2023

Closing Date: June 2, 2023

Profession: Engineers & Technologists 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Permanent

Education Level(s): Two-year Diploma program 

Job ID: 1427 

The Lot Grading Inspector performs technical duties related to the City of Regina’s Wastewater and Storm Water Bylaw. This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with overland drainage design grades, drainage easements and all other storm water related matters that may be outlined in the bylaw. This role will review drainage plans and respond to drainage related concerns throughout the City. It will be responsible for investigating these complaints, including the inspection and survey of residential, commercial, and industrial private drainage systems to determine if these systems are in compliance with the bylaw. The role will promote and provide education to property owners on City standards and best management practices for storm water management, runoff control and lot grading. The candidate in this role will be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills, verbal and written. An analytical mind with a technical background is essential. This position reports to the Senior Engineer or Coordinator.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, investigate, and interpret various bylaws and apply the processes for progressive bylaw enforcement in a respectful manner through the promotion of voluntary compliance and excellent customer service. 
  • Receives, responds, and solves service requests from the public pertaining to flooding and drainage complaints.  
  • Maintains comprehensive records of all communication and activities associated with flooding and drainage complaints.  
  • Performs work as instructed including inspection, investigation, compliance instructing, reporting, documentation and record keeping components. 
  • Communicates effectively, diffuses hostility, determines personal and public risk, and takes appropriate actions.
  • Performs or directs topographical surveys, as required, to establish existing surface elevations and direction of drainage. Reduces survey field notes manually or electronically to obtain topographical data.
  • Advises recommendations for the optimum solution for flooding or drainage issues.
  • Operates electronic and manual surveying instruments to establish horizontal and vertical control for the construction of drainage related infrastructure and other engineering projects and installations. 
  • Checks design plans and grade sheets to verify elevations and slopes are correct. 
  • Uses survey software to process all Data collected by Total Station and GPS units. 
  • Provides and maintains written and electronic reports/documentation as required. 
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of a field vehicle.
  • Schedule and manage site inspections.
  • Performs related work, as required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Considerable knowledge of survey principles and practices as they relate to civil engineering applications. 
  • Considerable knowledge of mathematics and trigonometry as applied to municipal surveys. 
  • Considerable knowledge of engineering-drafted terminology, practices techniques and knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Considerable knowledge of construction and maintenance practices pertaining to roadway drainage, open stormwater systems, storm sewer installation, and major overland drainage systems, including lot grading.
  • Knowledge of the City’s engineering standards and related legislation as well as knowledge of engineering plans, schematics, and specifications. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of organization, record keeping, reporting and the ability to apply these principles effectively.
  • Knowledge of field investigation and testing equipment, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of job-related office productivity software, internet browsers and search engines, enterprise software, and technology devices
  • Knowledge of survey related computer software
  • Knowledge of the use and care of surveying equipment (including Level, Transit, Total Station and GPS units).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers and within the City service.
  • Skill in Access, Excel, Word, GIS and AutoCAD Civil 3D or similar software.
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time and under unfavorable weather conditions as required by work assignments. 
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates. 
  • Ability to handle conflict and handle difficult situations in a calm, rational and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Education & Experience 

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities obtained through completion of a two (2) year program in a Civil Engineering Diploma program with an emphasis on Geomatics and a minimum of two (2) years related experience in a municipal engineering environment.
  • Four (4) years directly related and progressively responsible supervisory experience, including one year in each of inspection and surveying. 

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Must possess a valid Class Five (5) driver’s licence.
  • Will be required to work from variable bases of operation.
  • Must be able and willing to perform work of a physical nature in field environments and inclement weather.
  • Must be able to move about construction sites independently, use hand tools and perform actions such as move heavy objects 25 kg to perform inspection duties.

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: Citizen Services 

Department: Water, Waste & Environment 

Hourly Salary: $28.81 - $32.12 

Annual Salary: $59,629.00 - $66,480.00 


The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at